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Payment for Hospice Services

Who Pays

Most hospice patients are eligible for Medicare Hospice Benefit, which covers up to 100% of hospice services. However, Active Hospice Care also takes Medicaid as well as Private Insurance.

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Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance policies have a hospice benefit that will pay for most, if not all of the hospice services related to the hospice diagnosis. The patient continues to be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance for treatment of any unrelated diagnosis or medical problems. Physician office visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization or treatments related to the hospice diagnosis must be coordinated through Active Hospice Care, Inc. to ensure payment.

For more information about the Hospice Medicare Benefit, look in your Medicare & You handbook. You can receive a free copy by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or you may access the handbook on-line (PDF Document)

Private Insurance

Private Insurance generally covers hospice care. You may contact your own insurance company if you have concerns about coverage, or we will help determine the hospice benefit you have available. If you have private insurance, you will be responsible for the portion of the cost of care not covered by your insurance plan.

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